ePortfolio Page Types
There are several types of pages you can add to your portfolio. You may add as many pages of each type as you would like (e.g.,
2 Home pages and 3 Slide Shows).
- Home This page contains a picture and text. For example, it could be a picture of yourself along with a short
introduction or biography -
example home page.
- Collection This page contains a collection of links and associated descriptions.
The link contents may already exist or be uploaded for use in this page.
- example collection page.
- Document This refers to a stand-alone document such as a resume, syllabus or a philosophy.
A Document can be any file that will display within a web browser (e.g., .pdf, .doc, .ppt, etc).
This page will not render within the ePortolio default template. - example document page.
- Templated Document This is an "html" or "txt" document that will be rendered within the ePortfolio default
template and chosen format. It is common for word documents to be saved as .html which are then uploaded into an ePortfolio as a Templated Document -
example templated document page
- Web Log (blog) This is a series of entries (perhaps journal or log entries) ordered by date;
a weblog entry can contain an optional picture plus text - example blog page
- Slide Show This is a set of pictures and captions that are turned into a slide show.
Pictures are automatically resized for ease-of-use.
- example slide show page.
- Calendar This is a personal calendar to be included in your ePortfolio. You can add events to your calendar
such as your office hours, committee meeting times, holidays and vacations -
- example calendar page.
- Survey/Test A survey page can be included in your ePortfolio; after the survey is launched,
data is collected and is easily accessible (including simple statistics and cross-tabulation).
This same functionality can be used for Quizzes or Tests - example survey page
A Wiki is a collaboratively-edited website. The distinguishing features of wikis is that they could allow all users to edit any page, with full freedom to edit, change and delete the work of previous authors.
Other typical wiki features include:
The oldest public wiki was created in 1995, and remains active today. - example wiki page
- A simple set of TextFormatting Rules which allow access to a subset of HTML.
- Easy creation of links to wiki pages by joining capitalized words (or using special characters [[newPage name]])
- Easy creation of new wiki pages. A link to an undefined page is displayed with a question mark. Click on the "?" link to create the new page.
- A RecentChanges page which lists pages that have been edited recently.
- Discussion Board
A Discussion Board allows an eportfolio owner to host a threaded discussion within their ePortfolio. - example Discussion Board
- Composite Page
This is the newest eportfolio page type -- allowing you to create Web 2.0 style pages using the easy-to-use ePortfolio page creation interface. With this page type, you combine existing ePortfolio pages and RSS feeds into a single dynamic ePortfolio page. - Composite Page (example 1), Composite Page (example 2)